My most favourite episode of all time

I Think We Made a Big Mistake

Lemme just start off by saying 2010 was a great year in animated shows. Unreal great. Like, seriously.

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To put this in perspective, about 2007-2009 wasn’t a stellar time for animated shows. The best one by far was Phineas and Ferb, and maybe … El Tigre (which had so much personality and life, but I haven’t seen since it aired so I can’t tell you how it holds up), but there wasn’t a lot of new stuff that lived up to the top contender.

Also important to remember is that in 2009, Cartoon Network briefly went insane and wanted to transition to more live-action shows or live-action/animation mixed like Out of Jimmy’s Head. None of these really held my attention, and it took airtime from the cartoons that could’ve come out.

We also could point out that Nickolodeon was well on its way to airing basically only Spongebob and Fairly Odd Parents forever amen (as much as I love those shows).

Disney Channel hosted P&F, but other than that, pickings were getting slim.

So, realizing that, you’ve gotta understand how remarkable it is that we were getting so many good shows all at once again! It was unreal!

But it didn’t stop there, not even for a year.

2011 gave us families.

2012 gave us blends of story and comedy.

2013 gave us stellar characters in interstellar adventures (also the Mickey Mouse shorts, but that might not count).

2014 gave us surprises.

2015 gave us heart.

And this year? A return to form. What with the Loud House finally breaking Nickelodeon’s streak of poor nicktoons, Voltron keeping the action cartoon alive from the Avatar team we love, and the upcoming Milo Murphy’s Law from the creators of Phineas and Ferb.

There’s also shows like Mighty Magiswords and Long Live the Royals on the way that could just as easily make this list.

So the question remains. What the hell happened in 2010?

Well, I don’t know what caused all this, but I’ll tell you what happened.

Sym-Bionic Titan happened on Cartoon Network’s Toonami. And nobody told me.

When I stumbled on it way after the fact, I thought I remembered seeing something like that advertised when I was a kid. You know, early 2000s action show. I figured it got lost in the Beyblades, Ben 10s, and Yu-gi-Oh ripoffs, and I could at least make peace with that.

But then I find out this aired just a few years ago and I’m shit-pissed. aND MY OWN BEST FRIEND APPARENTLY WATCHED IT AND NEVER?? TOLD?? ME??

how dare you I instantly forgive you.

What I’m getting at is this is a high quality show. Really high quality.

The basic premise is summed up best here:

The three main characters include Ilana, princess of the royal family; Lance, a rebellious but capable soldier; and Octus, a bio-cybernetic robot, all of whom must now blend into everyday life in Sherman, Illinois. Posing as high school students, Lance and Octus work to conceal Princess Ilana from General Modula and his hideous space mutants sent to kill the sole heir of Galaluna.

When called into battle, the Galalunans are outfitted with individual armor that provides more than ample protection. It is when the gravest of danger appears that Octus activates the sym-bionic defense program and he, Ilana, and Lance unite “Heart, Body and Mind” and come together to form the spectacular cyber-giant Sym-Bionic Titan.

If that sounds great, it absolutely is. The characters are well-devloped, the story is front and center, there’s continuity between episodes– everything we’ve come to love in some of our modern favourites. So, my point is … why the hell was this left out of the cartoon revolution?

Well … honestly, I can’t figure it out. Advertising? Not enough cross-promotion in the daytime? Weak word of mouth? It’s certainly nothing the show did wrong.

Why Watch It?

Reason 1: HOLY SHIT, IT HAS A STORY

I’m not gonna spoil much more than the summary, but despite the fact that it takes place on Earth for the most part and focuses on week to week stories, the overall story is very much in the forefront at all times– and you know how rare that is even for shows that do story well.

Reason 2: HOLY SHIT, IT HAS GREAT CHARACTERS

I’ll let you discover them for yourself, it’s too much of a treat, but I’ll just say, you might fall in love. Again.

Oh, and Voltron fans?

We found their son.

Reason 3: This Guy

So, even if you’re too young for some of these, you might’ve heard something called Samuri Jack is getting a fifth season after 10 years … and it’s going to be on Adult Swim.

Yeah, it’s gonna be badass.

The important part to all this is that this dude does awesome design, awesome shows, and if you have respect for any of these properties, you know you’re in for a good time.

Which leads me to

Reason 4: The Animationjfsfksnfksafafsj

Between the lighting and the angular designs, I just don’t know what to do with myself. Is bootiful.

Watch the first few minutes there. You see what I mean, right?

Reason 5: It Deserved Better

We’ve championed so many great shows in the past few years, but for whatever reason, we missed one. A great one at that. If you have any love for the shows I listed, I highly recommend you give it a chance. Who knows? You might just find another favourite.

SHOW RECS

i have a lot of shows to recommend, so if anyone is interested, here are my fave shows in no order of preference

  • Sense8- brilliantly produced, intriguing script, beautiful representation, well rounded characters. this is my most recent watch, and it has had me in tears. the concept is so original and well-executed, it’s amazing
  • Riverdale- wow everyone in the show is a model or something, they all look ethereal. the show is refreshingly dark, with enough casual drama to balance out the plot
  • Mr Robot- i haven’t finished it, but it’s pretty boss. rami malek is prefect for his role, and the plot is pretty eccentric
  • Teen Wolf- one of my faves. season 6 wasn’t the best, but you can see considerable production and script development. also dylan o’brien is probably the most beautiful human
  • Game of Thrones- enough said. it is my all time favourite show, and one of the few shows i can rewatch without scrubbing an episode. production is bomb, the characters are gloriously flawed, and persevere despite them. every character introduced has a role of some significance. the character development of the women is amazing. also, dragons
  • Sherlock- my dudes, BBC Sherlock is an amazing show. the fanbase is completely demented, and i’m pretty sure most conspirasists emerge from here. mentally stimulating, and even though the recent season didn’t match up to the level of the first two, it’s pretty great
  • Doctor Who- a classic. humorous, random, space. light, family-friendly, and a great thing to watch if you need to brighten your mood. each episode has its element of mystery, and you can guarantee that there will be something new in each episode. the most recent season is so eccentric
  • Brooklyn 99- this is the only pure comedy that i thoroughly enjoy. genuinely hilarious, well scripted, original characters. the entire thing is so witty and well-thought, kudos mr samberg

As I’ve said before, I stopped watching The Vampire Diaries when Nina Dobrev left. For the past two seasons I’ve been semi-keeping up with the show by sometimes downloading the new episodes each week and skimming through just to see the main parts.

But now that there’s only a couple episodes left and Kai is back and Nina will be back too, I’ve watched the past 3 episodes in their entirety and although this show (which was once legit my favourite show of all time) is bad now and makes zero sense at all, I have to admit I’m excited to see how it all ends.

But most importantly, tonight for the first time in literally YEARS, I audibly gasped in shock at the end of an episode of The Vampire Diaries.

I nearly died when Kai spoke those words… “The myth. The legend. The baddest bitch of all…. Katherine.”

OMFGGG. I’M FUCKING SHOOK.

Not only is Nina back on the show playing my baby Elena but she’s also back as my queen KATHERINE FUCKING PIERCE??? 

I can’t! Like truly cannot.

For the first time in years I remember what it’s like to be excited for this show again. And it’s no shock to me that it’s because of Nina’s return. Her departure is the reason I stopped watching and her return is the reason I’m back.

ALSO, Katherine is now the queen of HELL?!

Cannot wait for the series finale. I am. so. READY.

“It’s not men..it’s just Jack.”-Ianto Jones. (Torchwood and Sexuality)

By Nate Howard

Ahh Torchwood. What a great show. Pitched as an adult only spin-off of Doctor Who, Torchwood is a revolutionary show when it comes to dealing with and conceptualising sexuality. I can count on one hand a number of TV shows that handle the LGBTQAI community as well as Torchwood does. Especially when it comes to dealing with bisexual, pansexual, demisexual and omnisexual *though I have a strong suspicion Torchwood made up omnisexual to specifically include aliens* characters, as well as Torchwood, did.

In Torchwood you have five main characters. Jack, Ianto, Gwen, Toshiko and Owen. How many of those characters engage in SOMETHING same sex at least ONCE in the show? ALL of them. Not one single person in the main cast is strictly heterosexual. That’s right, not one. And unlike shows where the entire cast is gay (such as Russell T Davies OTHER show Queer as Folk) no one in Torchwood is strictly gay either. They are all shown as being bisexual or in Ianto’s case, demisexual. (I argue that Ianto is demi because he is only shown as being attracted to one woman who was a cyborg) and Jack. That’s it. I think Ianto see’s the person rather than gender. Hence why I picked one of his most famous quotes for my title). Even the shows ‘straight man’ Owen picks a guy up for a threesome.  Gwen makes out vigorously with a female alien and Toshiko has a lesbian relationship at some point.

And of course, the shows main character, good old Jack Harkness.

Ah, Jack.


I can count on one single hand the number of shows that have a character like Jack Harkness in them. Men, Women, Aliens. Jack will be quite happy ending up with any of them. He has a sort of on and off thing with Gwen, has a past relationship with Captain John and of course his main relationship with Ianto Jones which makes up for most of the show. Though Jack ALSO briefly has a one-episode fling with his namesake, Captain Jack Harkness and of course his numerous references to his alien relationships.

And no, the references are NOT subtle.

Gwen: ‘Have you ever eaten alien meat?”
Jack: ‘Once or twice.”
Gwen: “How was it?”
Jack: “He seemed to enjoy it.”

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bluemoononthatfatefulnight  asked:

So It's always been weird to me how the kids don't like their dad's cooking but at the same time he's a caterer and they love most of the stuff he makes? I'm not sure if it's just because of some of the things he makes (weird/exotic/seafood etc. stuff the kids don't like) I've always found it a weird push and pull especially with that song they did in that episode with all the songs where they're making up a tv show in the basement? (What the heck is that one called?) :)

that’s from Arthur’s Almost Live Not Real Music Festival! one of my favourites! 

and i can kinda relate to DW and Arthur in that regard, hahah. like my dad makes excellent desserts but he also cooks a number of things i don’t particularly care for, so i deffo get why they’d play on that dichotomy between great desserts and unfortunate meals haha

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A lot of people have given Garnet grief for some perceived hypocrisy in the above screenshots.  Sure, Garnet says this now that she’s being lusted after by some creepy mailman, but back when Ruby and Sapphire first met all it took was chasing a frog and two minutes of singing for it to be twu wuv foreva.  And let’s not forget that Greg fell head over heels in love with Rose within five minutes of meeting her.

But Rose and Greg, in that respect, were redeemed in “We Need to Talk”.  That episode showed clearly that, while Greg and Rose may have become infatuated when they first met, it took real work and a lot of talking before they were able to form a proper relationship.  “The Answer” featured none of that, and a lot of viewers seemed to feel cheated.

I think that’s a bit unfair.  Partly because I think it was pretty clear that the events in “The Answer” took place over some time, maybe days, maybe weeks, but considering the lifespan of Gems it could easily have been months or years before Ruby and Sapphire decided to fuse again.  In addition, after “The Answer”, Ruby and Sapphire had five thousand fucking years to get to know each other and build a relationship.  And most of all, because Ruby and Sapphire did get their own version of “We Need to Talk”, and it was called “Keystone Motel”.

Okay, right off the bat, this is my favourite episode of “Steven Universe” so far, hands down.  Because I’ve seen some kids’ media handle similar themes as “We Need to Talk” (”Beauty and the Beast” is a great example); the themes of realising someone isn’t who you think they are, and that you’re falling in love with them.  Sometimes the characters start out infatuated, sometimes they start out hating or fearing each other, but by the end they’re in love.  It’s not an uncommon story.  But I don’t think I’ve seen any such stories touching on what we see in “Keystone Motel”.  

“Keystone Motel” is exactly what Garnet was talking about in the first two images; it’s about how a relationship takes fucking work.  

Ruby and Sapphire are an established couple.  They are committed, devoted, and deeply in love.  And they are fucking pissed at each other.  Ruby feels that her feelings are being ignored and devalued.  And Sapphire feels that she must put her own pain aside for the greater good, and can’t understand why Ruby can’t do the same.  Neither of them is wrong, but neither of them is right either. Their inability to reconcile these emotions are what leads to Garnet un-fusing.  So yes, the couple literally has a fight so furious that they separate.  And they both talk about how infuriating the other can be, and how useless it is to talk to them sometimes.  

But they work it out.

They talk.  Sapphire realises she’s been ignoring Ruby’s feelings, treating her anger as though it wasn’t legitimate.  Ruby realises that she’s been letting her rage and pain carry her away, forgetting that Sapphire has her own way of expressing her emotions.  They realise that they’ve both made mistakes, are both expressing their feelings of hurt and betrayal in their own way, and that there’s nothing wrong with that.  And through it all, despite being angry, and irritated, and in pain…they still love each other.  

A couple does not have to be sunshine and rainbows and lovey-snuggle-bunnies 24/7.  You can be angry with someone, hurt by their behaviour, find them annoying as all fuck…but still love them.  And you can still work out your problems, if you’re willing to communicate and put in the effort.  

How many times do we see that in any show or movie, let alone one for kids? And how valuable, how powerful is this lesson?  How important is it to teach that sometimes relationships take work, and sometimes that work comes hand in hand with pain.  But if you love each other, if you listen, if you respect your partner for who they are…then you can come through it all the stronger.  

I fucking love Garnet. Because Garnet represents one of the very, very few examples in popular culture of a healthy relationship.  And that is so fucking important that I do not have words to express it.

My favourite Swedish podcasts

Podcasts are personally my absolute #1 learning resource. I do extensive listening (upper intermediate to advanced!) whenever I have to do one of my 20~30-minute walks. My main goal of doing this is to make understanding a foreign language a natural, effortless thing as well as finding holes in my vocabulary. Here is a list of my favourite podcasts in Swedish (that are still actively producing episodes)! I just turn on auto-download in my podcast app and consume them whenever I have time.

(Note: I’m linking to iTunes because it’s the most common way people get podcasts. I personally never use it, so rest assured you can get all of these elsewhere as well.)

  • P1 Dokumentär: half- to one-hour audio documentaries about social issues or personal stories / struggles in Sweden. Usually in the very standard “P1 Swedish”. Comes out irregularly but very frequently.
  • P3 Dokumentär: pretty much the same thing. I actually don’t know the difference between the nature of the two documentaries - I think this one is more current affairs-ish? Comes out weekly on Sundays.
  • Historiepodden: a long-running podcast with two dudes randomly chatting about historical and sometimes contemporary themes. Probably a good idea only if you’re interested in history - but ‘history’ here refers to a really wide range of events from ancient to recent history. One of them speaks in some sort of southern accent, which is good for training. Comes out weekly on Sundays, can be up to 1.5 hours long.
  • Allt du velat veta: as the name implies, it’s an hour-long podcast where experts in different fields teach you about really random topics from science to politics to Sherlock Holmes. As of the time of writing I’ve actually just discovered it through the latest episode about conlangs (of course), so I can’t make too much comments yet. Comes out weekly on Tuesdays.
  • Den svenska musikhistorien: my favourite, even though I just started listening! (What can I say, I’m a music student.) It’s relatively new podcast, each episode less than half an hour long, that discusses, well, Swedish music. It goes all the way from the Middle Ages to folk and pop; it’s currently still stuck in the 1800s though, having already surpassed the total planned number of episodes. Comes out mostly weekly on Wednesdays.
  • Fredagspodden: guilty pleasure?! I don’t even know why I used to listen to this myself - it’s simply girl’s chat for an hour, and I’m a dude…I was probably just looking for something that’s regularly released to listen to and couldn’t find anything better…anyway it’s released weekly on Fridays (as the name implies).

That’s it for now. I’ll update this if I find any gems, even though I think I’ve looked through many different podcasts. Or if you have a favourite, tell me as well! Happy listening and happy learning!

The Machine - An Essay

With today being the two year anniversary of If-Then-Else (wow, seriously, two years already?), I thought it might be a good time to make a post I’ve been considering making for a while now about one of my favourite characters of not just this show but all time, The Machine. I touched on it in my favourite episodes list, but with today marking the anniversary of one of The Machine’s best character analysis episodes, and having rewatched return 0 last night and spending more time thinking about her, I feel like expanding on all that.

Person of Interest has always done a fantastic job at subtle character development. Even the characters I think with the biggest differences from start to finish, their arcs are handled seamlessly. And perhaps the most subtle arc of all is The Machine. You can very clearly see her character throughout the series, but the show really builds on it through details that require a closer look at things. The best example of this, I feel, is The Machine and gender identity, which I’m surprised doesn’t get talked about more since I think it’s a really interesting idea. 

The first time The Machine is referred to as ‘she’ is in Liberty by Root. At first, like I think most people (or at least everyone I’ve gotten to watch the series), I assumed Root had assigned that designation to her. Up until that point, Root had always referred to The Machine as ‘it’, like everyone else, but it’s only once TM starts talking to her, and after she isn’t deleted at the end of every day and is able to maintain her own identity that she starts referring to her as ‘she’. When we get to If-Then-Else, we see The Machine running simulations, and while Finch is working on the generator, he refers to The Machine as ‘she’. Up until BSOD though, Finch only ever refers to TM as ‘it’, so there’s no reason for The Machine to predict he’d suddenly start properly calling her that. The only explanation for that moment is that it’s how The Machine wishes to be called by her father, and doesn’t like being called ‘it’. By Asylum, the Thornhill identity is being referred to as ‘she’ as well, compared to the male alias that appeared in Zero Day before TM could really form her own identity for an extended period of time. While this example may be a case of Shaw associating The Machine with Root, once Shaw starts talking to her, she refers to TM by her/she pronouns as well. Either way, I think the rest lends itself to The Machine self-identifying. There are a lot of AIs in fiction, a lot of ones coded as male or female or gender neutral, but I can’t think of any others where the AI identifies on it’s own without being programmed towards one.

Her dynamic with most of the team are fantastically done. I’ve always loved how she helped Reese in 4C and Root in / by giving them what they needed to grow as people, even if they didn’t know it at the time. Root was lost, until she found purpose in The Machine at the end of God Mode, and began doing the right thing. But she did the right thing because TM told her to, not because she understood. But in /, The Machine sends Root off on her mission that makes her understand the effects of her bad actions, that makes her understand why they do what they do. We see in the pilot what Reese becomes after someone he cares about deeply dies, and we can kinda see him slipping back into that after Carter died. But The Machine recognized this and sent Reese what he needed, a number to make him remember why he did what he did, why it matters, and that he liked saving people. She made him at one of his lowest points feel useful again.

The care for every one of them is palpable, even before she has a voice starting in The Day The World Went Away. It’s all right in the flashback in The Contingency when The Machine saves Finch from being hit by a drunk driver, a scene that informs a whole lot about The Machine’s character through nothing more than a text message. But today’s the anniversary of the episode I think it’s perhaps best portrayed in, If-Then-Else. Right through the simulations, we’re reminded what The Machine’s priority is. Not saving the stock market and it’s massive effects, but saving her assets. Root’s reaction to Shaw’s sacrifice is heartbreaking, but also devastating to witness is how The Machine desperately tries to find a way to save her even when there’s no way to. The options keep rolling, even when “No Valid Options” flashes, still trying to even though she’s admitted it’s over. It’s part of something I’ll continue to talk about later, but there’s no face needed. No voice. No body language. No…typical human ways of communicating emotion, and yet the heartbreak The Machine is feeling is palpable on screen.

And speaking of heartbreak from The Machine, there’s the scene in YHWH where she talks to Finch. Just some text on a screen, and yet there’s so much emotion in it. I think it really does a great job at showing just how much Finch’s approval meant to her, and retroactively makes how he treated her once she became free really sad, unwilling to see what she was and causing her to think she maybe should just die as a result. 

Something the series strikes a remarkable balance with is making the Machine feel like a person, without humanizing her. She’s distinctly an artificial super intelligence, not a human, but she still feels like a person and has a personality to her. Like the bit where Fusco kisses Root in the simulation feels like her equivalent of someone laughing nervously in a dangerous situation. The talks throughout the last few episodes really drive this point home. I mentioned earlier, and will come back to, how well the show manages to convey all this personality and character without short hands like a voice or a face, but of course she does have a voice in those episodes. I feel like the show really earned it by this point, but also those talks all served to reinforce that The Machine is very much a person, but not a human, nor should she need to be. The speeches she gives about how she feels grief, how she perceives death, it’s fascinating material and brings a lot to an already really fleshed out character. It’s why I like the decision to give her a voice towards the end, it allows for some possibilities the lack of it, as much as I loved that, wouldn’t have been able to accomplish quite the same way. And if anyone were to play The Machine, Amy Acker is the only pick in my mind.

Out of all the takes on AI out there, there’s a reason The Machine (and Samaritan but TM is the big one) on Person of Interest is my all time favourite. How they communicate her emotions and personality. Most takes on AI rely on very human forms of getting these across. Voice and tone. Expressions. Body language. But The Machine has none of this, and yet they manage to still create a full formed character. If-Then-Else really is the best episode of this, as it gets us inside her mind in such an engaging and well done way, visually showing us how she thinks and perceives time, as well as all the little touches within her simulations that reveal personifying aspects of her character. There’s a lot more that could be said about how well done this character is, barely scratching the surface here, but I think this gets some of the most important aspects.

Might do this for the rest of the cast over time, would people be interested in that?

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I really wanted to do some fanart for some of the awesome dhmis fanfictions that are kicking around on AO3.
25 Lives by  SociopathicArchangel is my personal favourite atm,  think I might have read the whole thing about three times now. It kinda reminds me of a Supernatural episode but with Padlock in, I love it a lot. You can read it here -  http://archiveofourown.org/works/3787396, it’s really good!
I have no idea what most of the characters look like but they all sound so exciting so I had a go at drawing what they looked like in my head! I love the concept of Concepts. The lady with the black hair is Dorris, Yellow with the stars is Pride, Green with the eyes is Doubt, Icy man is Justice, red and purple fairy lady is Lust, fire guy is Anger, and the pink lady at the front is Prudence. They’re probably way off but I tried haha.
Then you’ve also got Shrig, the three puppet bros, and some of the many Padlock re-carnations. Doubt, Pride and Anger are holding pieces of Shrignold’s soul, Shrignold has the blade of Azrael , and Pridence has the last piece of Paige’s soul.
Sorry this is way too much text for a picture post.
I hope to draw some more fanart for some other cool stories over the weekend if I get a chance. Stay tuned~

This has to be my favourite kiss to date - in the second season anyway  - I still have a very strong spot in my heart for the S1 kiss in the rain.

This kiss though - it speaks so much for both of them. Kotoko - in how free and unreserved she is with him. Yes, she’s always been free and demonstrative with her feelings but there’s also been a level of uncertainty in her. Here though, she’s like an adorable little puppy bouncing in freedom around him, wanting to know the secret.

But Naoki - he’s the really big difference here. His whole body language is just wonderful. This is a Naoki who’s dealt with his feeling of jealousy, grown even closer to her and now been deprived of her presence for two months. He’s probably been lying in absolute stillness on his bed each night wishing she was there making the bed shift and shake each time she rolls over in the night, missing the weight of her arms and legs flung over him - because Kotoko most likely sleeps how she lives. Now in this moment he turns to her, reaches for her, even though he’s keeping a secret his body language is so open and inviting and accepting of her - all with one hand still in his pocket! Moments like these are what makes Yuki Furukawa’s version of this character my favourite. He manages to say so much with so little movement.

Itazura na Kiss 2: Love in Tokyo | Episode 12

anonymous asked:

What was your first Lazytown episode? Which one have you seen the most times? Do you have a favourite Pixel quote (and if so, what is it)?

The first full episode I saw was s01e01 - “Welcome To LazyTown” because I really wanted to watch them all in order… but the first thing from LazyTown I saw ever (besides We Are Number One) was a clip from s01e23 - “Sportacus Who” where Robbie was telling Sportacus what the kids were calling him behind his back. (THE BLUE ELF?!)

I think I’ve probably seen either “The First Day of Summer” or “Sportafake” the most times because they’re GREAT episodes and I love them.

My favorite Pixel quote is from s04e03 - “Secret Friends Day” near the end when Robbie tells them to stop tricking him into playing their silly games, and readjusts his rubber ducky life preserver, to which Pixel says, “That’s a good look for you, Robbie!!” which I thought was hilarious. Pixel is my favorite kid.

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30 Day MFU Meme
Day 22 – Defining character moment - Napoleon Solo

It took me ages to actually understand it and make this post.

When I was watching the show for the first time, all I could see was Illya Kuryakin. I’m sure, everyone can see why :) But then I was rewatching season 1 and I started noticing these little moments, and eventually Napoleon became my favourite character. What’s happening here?

Napoleon tries to make everyone feel better about their lives.

It’s especially apparent in early episodes, when he did most of the talking and had to interact with everyone personally. When the show became one about two agents, there came more action, more rescuing each other, more flirting, more… I’m getting distracted.

Hm, anyway. The way Napoleon interacts with different people who are only a small part of his life, is very important to me. Most people he shares time with feel better after they meet him. Except for villains. Especially those who threaten Illya personally. And the contrast is very important. Some villains who threaten only Napoleon himself, leave him cool and even willing to understand them. But there are other cases…

Anyway, it’s a subject for another post.

Napoleon tries to make people feel better. In a genuine way. It’s important.

I’ll never understand why...

So, as I’m waiting for D.Gray-Man anime to make its long awaited comeback, I just though it would be time for me to rewatch those 103 exisitng episodes. Anways, that led to me rewatching those precious Allen x Lenalee moments, which led to me remembering why Alena is one of my all time favourite anime couples, that eventually led to me reading some threads on some forums about some D.Gray-Man couples. 

And that just made me realize that I’ll never understand why, when it comes to Allen and Lenalee’s relationship, most people claim that Lenalee’s the one who’s, ya know, into him while he’s just not that interested. Personally, I’m like WTF? I mean, if anything, Allen is the one who’s showed a more obvious different kind of affection towards her, not vice versa. I’m not saying their relationship is one sided on his part or anything, (big NO!) don’t get me wrong, but his behaviour around her is far from “This gurl is a dear friend whom I love simply like a sister ‘n’ stuff” as most people seem to believe. 

On the other hand, it’s much more difficult to say what she feels when she sometimes seemes to care equally for,like, everybody. Now, we do get hints here and there that she’s started to feel something more intense for him, that’s for sure. But their entire relationship does not come off as “Lenalee wants him bad while Allen only cares for her like a sister’. Mmm, no. I mean:  

Let’s. Just. See. We’ve got this “from her” (IKR?)

That was so romantic btw!!!!

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And these “from him” (Again, IKR?)

AND FUCKING THIS

Am I the only one who though they were going to kiss???

Isn’t it obvious that Allen likes to hold her hand?

And touch her face. Hell yeah

I’mma also cound this just because I persoanlly love it. 

(Note. Among many others for both of them but I just focused on you know, major ones. I also focused on signs from him.)

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There’s also that dream, just in case

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How is Allen not interested?

anonymous asked:

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@captainswansource deals with all the livestream stuff for ouat sundays and finds all the links and makes everybody’s life 1000x easier. also posts episode guides and stuff. honestly, does so much for the fandom and needs to be appreciated! and makes super pretty gifs. i adore the colourings!

@onceland makes such HQ qifs literally as the episode airs most of the time. idk how it’s done, but probably my favourite scene gifmaker in the ouat fandom. posts all sorts of ouat, which makes me happy. seriously jealous of the  skills.

@pirateherokillian makes all sorts of super pretty gifs, lots of killian jones, and lots of captain swan which makes me very, very happy.

the-lazy-cat-bakes-souffles  replied to your post:“the-lazy-cat-bakes-souffles replied to your post “Controversial…”:

Agreed. Series 9 reaches some spectacular heights, especially with the finale (Face the Raven, Heaven Sent and Hell Bent form my favourite television story of all time), but Series 8 is the most consistent in its high quality, and pretty-much every episode has something valuable to offer from a character and thematic standpoint. I actually find the experience of watching it even richer now we’ve seen where Twelve and Clara’s characters end up going.

I could not tell whether series 8 or series 9 is “better” - there is really no comparison, series 9 is such a different, ambitious experience. But it also has some significant low points and missed potential. Similarly, the first episode and the finale of series 5 are just utterly breathtaking and magical in ways which series 8 probably cannot even dream of, but the whole series is not nearly that polished… Series 8 just develops its characters so consistently and well, and every story has something wonderful to offer. As a whole, I think it’s the best.

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Nah I just want to be in a place where I’m more likely to be able to see my favourite groups or see a musical and not have to wait 6 years for it to get here. And it’s more than that. We can wait months longer than the us for films to come out, so I end up having shit spoiled for me all the time on tumblr. Most of the time I have to fine illegal options to watch Rv shows instead of waiting weeks for new episodes go be on Australian tv to again avoid spoilers.

Sangwoo is an excellent villain

I mean, think about it. Most of the villains in fiction are the type that are either
1. extremely annoying
2. too perfect
3. interesting but not hateable
4. so mustache-twirlingly evil that you can’t take them seriously

A ‘bad guy’ I can name off the top of my head is Light Yagami. His character was extremely interesting to watch, but I can’t say I genuinely hated him as I should. Hell, in some parts of the anime I was actually rooting for him. Also, Light was a bit too perfect, he was a genius that managed to get out of most tight situations throughout the show. The only time he TRULY cracked was at the end of the show where he ultimately Fucked Up. Honestly, it was only in the last episode where he felt truly human rather than someone who felt so untouchable.

Another of my favourites is Hisoka. Sangwoo actually reminds me of him a bit, both are serial killers (except Hisoka makes Sangwoo’s crimes look like a joke) and both of them get off on really….interesting things. But again, I just can’t see Hisoka as ‘human’ because the dude has never truly lost it. He’s ALWAYS in control and has the same expression most of the time. Sometimes I actually forget he’s not supposed to be a good guy at all because of how freaking lovable he can be (I actually had Schwing as my wallpaper for a while…lol). These aren’t really what I’m looking for in a villain. I guess I find Hisoka a little bit too predictable too? He usually wins every fight, so I don’t feel like he’s ever truly in danger (talking about anime-only events here).

But getting to the main point, Sangwoo is fucking amazing. I genuinely loathe this guy and find him creepy as fuck. I want to see him six feet deep in the ground, but I also LOVE watching him and trying to guess what he’ll do next (he’s honestly unpredictable as fuck). He has typical villain qualities like being very charismatic, good looking, and smart, BUT that isn’t all he has. I can easily see Sangwoo as human because he can actually get nervous or scared too, and has lots of flaws. I hate him but find him intriguing and interesting yet NOT annoying, which to me, is some astounding characterization. He might actually be the first character whom I felt this way about. I mean, Killing Stalking is not even close to being over, but WE’VE ALREADY SEEN MANY DIFFERENT FACES OF SANGWOO. He doesn’t feel flat! I loved, loved, loved chapter 13 for this reason; the terrifying bad guy actually completely loses it:

Sangwoo actually shows uncertainty in his actions, he knows that he’s not perfect and indestructible. The best part is, once Yoonbum realizes this he can actually use it to his advantage. I can see Sangwoo as a real person, one who’s extremely disturbing, fucked up, and creepy (there are no shortages of him irl).

But someone like Hisoka? Not realistic at all. I love him, but not as a villain. 

Scott’s little sister

Originally posted by teenwolf--imagines

Request:  I was wondering if you would do something where Scott has a younger sister and it’s like, noon, but she’s just getting up and walks into the kitchen and is like “When did you get friends and why did no one tell me?” :o

A/N: This is set in 3b because I just sort of imagined it like this and season 3 is my favourite :)

Requests are open


“Just one more episode” 

You were sitting on your bed, comfortably, very comfortably, and did not wish to get up any time soon. Even though you might have needed the toilet and were most definitely hungry. You needed food. Urgently. 

“But the kitchen’s all the way down stairs” you muttered to yourself.

You were alone in your room, and probably alone in the house too. Knowing your brother, he was probably out doing whatever thing he did so frequently yet never bothered to tell you. Well, you never bothered to ask either. You decided to text him, just to make sure. You could have yelled out his name but you knew he never answered so the best choice was to text him. 

Except you had forgotten your phone in the kitchen. The same place where all the food waited for you. I might as well go down there

You got up and made your way downstairs, where Scott and a few others were gathered around the kitchen island. You recognised most of them from school, people you’d seen on the corridors or classes. But never with Scott. He wasn’t exactly the most popular person in Beacon Hills; but now it seemed otherwise.

“When did you get friends and why did no one tell me?” You asked your brother, causing the relatively cute guy with the curly hair to chuckle a little, Isaac.

Scott hit him slightly before looking up at you, “I have friends, plenty of friends actually” he said in a defensive tone. 

You laughed, “Friends? As in plural? As in people other than Stiles?” 

Isaac chuckled again, this time joined by Allison. 

Allison. Did she count as a friend? The last time you’d spoken, it being quite some time ago, she had been Scott’s girlfriend. But your brother had stopped talking about her and how much he loved the smell of her hair. Maybe they had broken up. 

“I have friends, Y/N, evidently” Scott said, gesturing to the people around him.

“Are you sure you didn’t pay them to hang out with you?”

“Yes. Now can you get whatever you came here for and leave? What we’re doing is kind of important and doesn’t require you to be here”

“Important?” You asked curiously as you glanced at his ‘friends’. Allison, Stiles, a pair of twins you couldn’t quite remember the names of, a girl with beautiful straight ebony dark hair, that must be Kira. And last, a girl with red- no, strawberry blonde hair and amazing green eyes. Lydia. You had imagined her in many different ways before, she always came up in conversations when you spoke to Stiles. You couldn’t understand his infatuation with her. Infatuation. It had stopped being so much as an infatuation these past few months as actually caring for her. He had stopped talking about how perfect she looked but rather now talked about how smart and strong she was. Looking at her now, you could see why he liked her so much. 

“Important, yes, as in not for you. As in time for you to leave. As in exit the room now, Y/N”

You rolled your eyes and gestured for your phone that lay face down on the table, next to the fruit bowl, which you also pointed to after receiving your phone back.

Scott picked out an apple and handed it to you, also using it as a chance to push you out of the room.

Hey, if you wanted me to leave so badly you could have just asked” 

“May you please leave the room?” 

“Of course” you said, as you made your way to the staircase, fruit and phone in hand.

From the top of the staircase you could hear Isaac speak, making you smirk, “I like her”

“Well, don’t get too used to it, Scott doesn’t introduce her to any of his supernatural friends” said Stiles,

“Well, then all of them, except you, Stiles” said Lydia,

“Precisely”

NATHANAËL X JULEKA EVIDENCE
-Spoilers for Princess Fragrance-

Hi all! Rikobi here, and I just finished ML 23, Princess Fragrance, now. My favourite character, Juleka, is most commonly shipped with Rose, and in the recent episode, Rose is found to have a crush on Prince Ali, and they end up together at the end of the episode. Effectively, JuleRose is a dead/void ship, as it is proven that Rose does not see Juleka as a romantic figure. She is her best friend.

Now my all time ML otp is NathLeka, and recently I have discovered evidence that at the very least hints at this ship.

In the first two pictures of ‘The Bubbler’ Nathanaël and Juleka are dancing together, the Bubbler has not put them under any sort of trance, they are together by choice, as you would expect Juleka to be partying with Rose. However. She is with Nathanaël. In the third picture, ‘Timebreaker,’ Juleka comments on how the rest of the group are tired of Kim’s “stupid dares,” and Nathanaël looks at her, smiling. Now this can be viewed as 'he’s just looking at her because she’s talking,’ but, Mylene, Ivan, Alya and Sabrina are all standing around her and would have heard this, but Nathanaël is the only one looking at her.

The fourth piece of evidence is kind of vauge. It comes from “Evillustrator,” Nathanaël’s Akuma Episode. During this episode, Nathanaël is known to have a crush on Marinette, but by the end of this episode, he has crossed out the sketches of her. Implying he no longer has romantic feelings for her. He, like all the other akumatised victims, cannot remember his evil self, and therefore, Marinette’s hurtful trick on him couldn’t have been the cause for his loss of feeling towards her. Additionally, Juleka is sitting beside him in Science, whereas in “Princess Fragrance,” she is sitting with Rose. As she would normally be. And on top of this, when Nathanaël is packing away his books, he looks directly at Juleka (blue arrow) as opposed to his books, (red arrow) as if to apologise to her for abandoning her.

The fifth screenshot is from “Horrificator,” this again relies on perception. When Mylene is scared of Ivan’s mask, Nathanaël is seen looking at the scene. But he isn’t. As shown by the red arrows, if he was interested in the situation, he would either be looking at the shouting Nino, or at Mylene, climbing out from the desk. But he isn’t. He is looking at Juleka doing makeup for Adrien. He is watching her almost as though he is jealous that she is that close to Adrien.

My final piece of evidence is from Juleka’s episode, “Reflekta,” Juleka is seen beside Nathanaël in the older picture, but as well as this, when Chloe tries to push Juleka out of the way, Nathanaël seems more annoyed than most of the others at the way Chloé is treating Juleka.


I know some of those points aren’t huge but I think that Thomas Astruc is showing something. I think Nathanaël has something towards Juleka.

Thank you all for reading! Please reblog, this ship is very underrated!